2020 DEVA Audit

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Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit

Every five years, Central Management Systems (CMS) audits all Dependents on state insurance plans.  This audit is called the Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit (DEVA).  For active employees this year, it will be conducted between March 3 and April 25. 

During this time period, DEVA will validate the eligibility of Dependents covered by State-administered insurance plans through records submitted by the member.  This audit will not verify biological or adopted children who were previously verified during the 2015 audit.

Please note, that failure to recertify will result in termination of the Dependent(s)’ coverage by CMS. 

Member Notification

Members will receive a total of three (3) letters via US mail:

  • Initial Notification letter;
  • Reminder Notification letter- sent 15 days after the Initial Notification letter;
  • Final Notification- sent 15 days after the Reminder Notification letter.

Dependents to be Audited

HMS verifies the Dependent(s) status based upon eligibility and enrollment guidelines provided by the State.  The following Dependents will be audited:


            -Domestic Partner;

            -Children under the age of 26, including stepchildren and children of a civil union partner (Biological or adopted children verified during the previous audit will not be included);

            -Disabled Children age 26 and older;

            -Dependents added prior to 1983.


At the conclusion of the audit, Dependents for whom the Member does not provide verification documents will be terminated by CMS.

If you have any questions, please call 855.424.0850.


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